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I need some advice. . . My :tb01: is long over do for a Tune Up. . . I thought that I'd price it around Baytown. . . One place told me $900.00 and the second said $403.00. . . Someone tell me the truth, does it really cost this much? Is there something I may not be aware of as far as what is involve. . . Now my 3000GT cost $800.00 do to the fact that they had to lift the motor to get to the back plugs. . . I asked the first shop I stopped at and they said that the plugs were expensive.
 

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I call BS!! What are you wanting to do? You and I can do the plugs in an hour no problem and the plugs cost vary according to what you want to put in. I'm running irridiums* now but I think I'm going to drop back to something more common and cheaper next time.
 

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Yeah, I thought to myself that was alot of money for a tune up... I just wasn't sure what all was involved. They had mentioned something about cleaning the injectors, so I thought that I would ask around first. Its hard to find a shop you can trust now days without getting the shaft.
 

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What all is involved in a "Tune up"?
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Also my front end is rattling around like its fixing to fall apart. Sounds coming from the front end. The sound stops when I apply hte brakes, but when I hit a bump it sounds bad.
 

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usually it is new plugs/wires (no wires in our case, since we have COP's) new filters (ie oil/air/fuel) clean injectors/fuel system (simply buy two cans of SeaFoam at Wally World) run 1/2 of one into PCV valve to clean the intake/cylinders, and run other 1/2 into fuel tank to clean tank/injectors/lines... run the OTHER can into the oil refill EXACTLY 100 miles or 48 hours before your planned oil change (it MUST be changed before that time to avoid any seals being damaged, from what i have heard/read before) and then change the oil and the radiator fluids, drain and fill the tranny if you have over 50K on the odometer, and you are done!!!

very easy to do, not very costly, MAYBE $100-125 if you use full synthetics or Royal Purple type stuff, be done with it in two nights of after-work time, or one FULL day of working hard at it... but by far, not as expensive as those scam artists you took her to told you, and the satisfaction of doing it all yourself is WELL worth the time and effort... i consider it a bonding experience every time me and my baby get to spend some "under-the-hood-time" together!!!

good luck, and check the bullitt archives for info on doing all fo that, with step-by-step pic instructions...

shaun
 

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ALSO... missed that last bit, soudns like you either have a brake dust shield come loose, or some of the hardware is loose, that is a bigger issue IMO, so get that looked at first...

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Thanks for the info... That will be most useful. I checked the brake shields they're fine. I did notice some play in the brakes. When I'm at a stop if I tap the brakes a few times you can hear a noise as if there is a large gap between the pads and the rotor. I hope the calipers are not going bad:doubt:
 

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McSt3v3 said:
Thanks for the info... That will be most useful. I checked the brake shields they're fine. I did notice some play in the brakes. When I'm at a stop if I tap the brakes a few times you can hear a noise as if there is a large gap between the pads and the rotor. I hope the calipers are not going bad:doubt:
The spring clips that hold the calipers in the caliper brackets may be a little weak. Our calipers tend to be a little noisy due to this. They do not bolt to the bracket like some cars.
 
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